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  • CirqueVR: “Through The Masks Of LUZIA” Launches Today!

    CirqueVR: “Through The Masks Of LUZIA” Launches Today!

    Cirque du Soleil and Felix & Paul Studios today announced the latest virtual reality experience. Through the Masks of LUZIA takes the audience to an imaginary Mexico, like in a waking dream, where light quenches the spirit and rain soothes the soul. The creation is a poetic and acrobatic ode to the rich, vibrant culture of a country whose wealth stems from an extraordinary mix of influences and creative collisions.

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  • NFL/Cirque du Soleil retail deals win REBNY awards

    NFL/Cirque du Soleil retail deals win REBNY awards

    Retail deals completed on Fifth Avenue and in Times Square were announced as the top retail transactions of 2016 at the Real Estate Board of New York’s (REBNY) 19th Annual Retail Deal of the Year Cocktail Party at Club 101 Tuesday night.

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  • Discovery Kids Announces Partnership with CDS Images

    Discovery Kids Announces Partnership with CDS Images

    Discovery Kids announced today a strategic partnership with Cirque du Soleil Images, on an original English-language live action series. Shot in Montreal, the upcoming show will feature prolific producer, director and composer Cris Morena as an Executive Producer and Songwriter for the series. Leila Basen (Heartland) is Head Writer.

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  • Indoor drones make history on Broadway

    Indoor drones make history on Broadway

    Over the past year, 398 audiences of up to 2,000 people witnessed an octet of colorful lampshades perform an airborne choreography during Cirque du Soleil’s Broadway show Paramour, which ran until April 20th. The work behind the design and choreography of the flying lampshades, which turn out to be self-piloted drones, bears the signature of the Swiss high-tech company Verity Studios.

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  • New Webseries: “Cirque Stories”

    New Webseries: “Cirque Stories”

    “Cirque Stories,” an exclusive Cirque du Soleil YouTube series which highlights artists' journeys to the circus. Follow along with us every week as we go behind the scenes and discuss the path to become a Cirque performer. In these first episodes, discover how some of the Cirque du Soleil artists from our Las Vegas shows get there in their own unique #CirqueWay.

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  • Backstage feats as Creative as what’s seen Onstage

    Backstage feats as Creative as what’s seen Onstage

    As impressive as Cirque du Soleil’s OVO show may be on the audience side of the curtain, equally impressive feats of logistics take place on the other side, and backstage, as well. The 19 trucks filled with everything from the show’s sound and other production equipment, to props and costumes, to catering supplies and even washing machines are now parked outside Budweiser Gardens where the show will be performed seven times from Wednesday through Sunday.

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  • “VOLTA: Freedom is the Ultimate Rush”

    “VOLTA: Freedom is the Ultimate Rush”

    Since sharing the program text with you last time, Cirque du Soleil released the full PRESS KIT for VOLTA, which has a lot more information about the show's scenography, costumes, and, of course, acts within it.

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  • “Kurios About… the Kurios DVD”

    “Kurios About… the Kurios DVD”

    It’s been a long and winding road, but we finally have a filmed version of Cirque du Soleil’s smash-hit show KURIOS in our hot little hands – and it’s awesome! Check out what we liked and disliked within.

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  • We’re Off and Running, Part 2:<br />Le Cirque Réinventé, Part 2 (1988)

    We’re Off and Running, Part 2:
    Le Cirque Réinventé, Part 2 (1988)

    A few weeks ago, as I was flipping through a few classic Cirque du Soleil programme books (as is my wont), I was happily caught off-guard by a brief history of the company that it had written about itself in Saltimbanco’s original European Tour programme, published sometime in 1996. Not because the historia was in […]

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  • Issue #161: JUN 2017

    Issue #161: JUN 2017

    This Month: Cirque and Motley Crue? Cirque at Sea Shows Announced. Crystal: Cirque on Ice? KURIOS DVD Review, and more!

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  • Cirque Unveils its Legacy for Montreal’s 375th Anniversary

    Cirque Unveils its Legacy for Montreal’s 375th Anniversary

    To mark the 20th anniversary of its involvement in the St-Michel district, Cirque du Soleil inaugurated an art garden, in the presence of its President and Chief Executive Officer, Daniel Lamarre, its founder, Guy Laliberté, and Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre. Offered as a gift for Montreal’s 375th anniversary, the garden presents 16 major works of art.

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  • Body Electric: Cirque Powers Up For Expo 2017

    Body Electric: Cirque Powers Up For Expo 2017

    Cirque du Soleil's Reflekt - its exclusive production for Astana Expo 2017 - is taking place from 16 June through 9 September (with approximately 70 shows in all). Beneath a 2,000-person capacity tent, 38 artists are bringing the ‘Future Energy’ theme to life in what Reflekt director Fernand Rainville dubs a show that is “very strong acrobatically.”

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  • Cirque du Soleil to advise Barack Obama

    Cirque du Soleil to advise Barack Obama

    In the aftermath of his speech at the Palais des congrès de Montréal, Barack Obama asked Cirque du Soleil to advise him in the design of the Obama Presidential Center, which will include the all-digital presidential library, a museum and the Obama Foundation. A set that will be built in Jackson Park, Chicago.

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  • Swing Fever: Fabrice Lemire Talks Quartz/Crystal

    Swing Fever: Fabrice Lemire Talks Quartz/Crystal

    Cirque du Soleil is “dancing in new territory,” according to its artistic director and full-time Palm Springs resident Fabrice Lemire. “Quartz,” the upcoming show that Lemire is about to launch, will be performed entirely on ice.

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  • Gabriel Beaudoin Holds Winnipeg Juggling Workshop

    Gabriel Beaudoin Holds Winnipeg Juggling Workshop

    Gabriel Beaudoin – an exemplary juggler from KURIOS – held a two hour juggling workshop on Monday, June 5th. This exhilarating event went from 8:00 P.M. to 10:00 P.M. at the Broadway Neighbourhood Centre. People of all skill levels were welcomed to the event, where tips, a training session, and ‘exploratory juggling’ took place.

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